Irene is an apprentice of the New England Labyrinth Guild and is available to lead Labyrinth workshops for private groups, gatherings and festivals. She facilitates monthly Full Moon Labyrinth Walks at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.
If you are interested in attending a Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, or looking for more information about what to expect at a Labyrinth Walk, click here. If you are interested in having a Labyrinth or Labyrinth Workshop at your event, click here. For information on creating your own canvas Labyrinth, click here.
What is a Labyrinth?
A labyrinth is a geometric pattern that has a well-defined pathway that winds its way to the center and back out again. Unlike a maze, there are no wrong turns or dead ends. It is not designed to confuse or bewilder. All you have to do is follow your feet. Simply place one foot in front of the other and follow the meandering path. You will reach the center and come back out again. If you do happen to cross a line, or get turned around, the worst that can happen is that you will return to where you started.
Peacefully walking the Labyrinth can be a helpful spiritual tool to quiet the mind, open the heart and bring new clarity. There is no “right” way to walk a Labyrinth. One may listen to one’s breathing or repeat a prayer or mantra. One may enter the Labyrinth without expectation, or with a specific question or prayer in mind.
The origins of Labyrinths are lost to the mists of antiquity—Labyrinths are found all over the world and in almost all cultures. They predate written record but are a universal symbol among the human family.